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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

Luther "Buddy" Roy Christian

July 22, 1931July 22, 2020

CHRISTIAN, LUTHER ROY “BUDDY”, of Birmingham, passed away peacefully in his sleep on his 89th birthday, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born on July 22, 1931 in Northport, AL. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Jackson Christian; mother, Esther Snider Christian; brothers, Bill Christian, Raymond Christian and Dick Christian; and sister, Marie Christian Henderson. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 67 years, Margaret Love Christian; son, Charles “Rick” Christian; daughter, Judy Christian; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Buddy graduated from Tuscaloosa City High School and briefly attended Livingston College before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he served honorably for 20 years before retiring and building another entire career as a purchasing agent for General Steel Tank Co. in Birmingham. He was an avid fan of college football, particularly the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was loved and respected by all that had the good fortune to know him and he will be sorely missed. His family will receive friends at 1 PM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. There will be a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens beginning at 2 PM.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

Memories

Luther "Buddy" Roy Christian

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Dru Bookout

July 28, 2020

When I entertain sweet childhood memories, Uncle Buddy, Aunt Margaret, Ricky, and Judy always come to mind. Uncle Buddy was a family favorite. He had a contagious smile and joyful laughter.
He was special.

Love and prayers -
Dru

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